A new report from the Public Affairs Council and Morning Consult, “Surround Sound,” shows that trust in associations is high. The report, which surveyed almost 200 congressional staffers and federal employees, found that 8 out of 10 of the respondents think trade associations are trusted sources of political information. However, associations don’t top the chart… Read more »

ASAE’s Association Law Symposium will take place on June 4 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. Sandra Swirski, partner at Urban Swirski & Associates, and Mary Kate Cunningham, Vice President of Public Policy at ASAE, will give the keynote on the 2019 political landscape and issues that impact associations. Session topics range from the… Read more »

Democratic leaders said they had a “constructive” meeting with President Trump this week on revitalizing the nation’s infrastructure, though there is still the issue of how to pay for it. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) said Trump has agreed to invest $2 trillion in public works and the… Read more »

ASAE President and CEO John Graham joined other business leaders at a press conference April 30 in Austin, TX to oppose legislation that jeopardizes LGBTQ protections in cities like Dallas, Ft. Worth, Plano, Austin and San Antonio. The Texas House is considering three bills intended to stop cities from regulating paid sick leave, benefits and… Read more »

The Trump administration on April 26 filed a notice of appeal of a recent court ruling invalidating the Department of Labor’s final rule on association health plans (AHPs). The Department of Justice has not asked for a stay of the U.S. District Court decision while the lawsuit is on appeal, meaning that the March 28… Read more »

Less than a week remains to submit an entry in the 2019 Power of A Awards, the premier recognition opportunity for associations that undertake initiatives to strengthen America and the world. In 2019, ASAE is celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Power of A and 20 years of the Power of A- Summit Awards Dinner,… Read more »

ASAE will celebrate the invaluable contributions associations make to America and the world at the 20th Anniversary Power of A-Summit Awards Dinner on Oct. 2, 2019 at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. As always, the Summit Awards Dinner will recognize six winners of ASAE’s Power of A Summit Award, the highest recognition for… Read more »

The District is in the process of implementing paid family and medical leave, and sooner than expected. In its discussion of its  implementation of paid family and medical leave, the  DC Office of Employment Services (DOES) announced that it will begin collecting the payroll tax in July.  The payment due by July 31, 2019 is 0.62%… Read more »

ASAE submitted comments this week on a proposal from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to remove all price controls on the .org top-level domain used by most associations and nonprofit organizations. Legacy domain extensions like .com and .org are technically entrusted to ICANN, the entity that manages the Internet’s address system…. Read more »